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Old Feb 1st, 2019, 01:03   #11
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Just to share my experiment
I was looking for a 123 GT tach for a 52 mm to put on my dash pad, as they are near impossible to find I bought a cheap 52 mm tach to see if I could at least make a resemblance of the GT, the result was not that good and the tach performance is useless!
The other thing that I did in order to connect the original (in cluster) coolant temp gauge replaced by Huke Basart electric, as well as a mechanical gauge was to manufacture a T, which turned out way too big to accommodate the probe of the mechanical gauge, so probably will never be used either.

At least is a healthy and entertaining way of spending retired time!

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Old Feb 1st, 2019, 23:34   #12
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Old Feb 11th, 2019, 19:00   #13
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This is what I did when I wanted a tacho. Not the neatest of jobs I am afraid.
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Old Feb 11th, 2019, 19:28   #14
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Here is what I have (as a member of the LHD club) 1800 Tach in the arch to the right of Instrument Cluster (recovered Dash), and V/A meter on a little catch-all panel which takes the place of Lighter:

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Which switch is for the cloaking device... or is that classified?
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Old Mar 2nd, 2019, 21:16   #16
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I used a TIM tacho that has the general aesthetic of the Smiths/volvo gauge

There is a really good thread on the forum for an oil gauge. Do a search, you will need a short T piece to retain oil pressure light and gauge.

Coolant temp, you could tap the cover plate at the front of the head.

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Old Mar 2nd, 2019, 21:48   #17
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I have a TIM also. only works properly when it has been warmed in the sun through the glass!Tried to find a replacement without success Plenty of Chinese crap on flee bay
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BigBunt, I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for, but if you have or find an old Smith's tachometer, Nysonger Instruments can rehab it for you. They refurbished a cable driven tachometer for me.
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